perfectly faded

the problem with finding that which is perfect for you, is that perfection is a simple reflection of a brief moment in time. it is not meant to last. it is by its very nature unsustainable. the rise and fall of that which is perfect, is the road map our relationships follow. surging forward to a pinnacle of perfection and then fading either in a fiery crash or a drawn out progression of decay. it is neither good or bad, simply the reality of our human nature to want to categorize and compartmentalize things into manageable units of understanding.

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6 Responses to perfectly faded

  1. hemmingplay says:

    I take your point, for sure. I also sometimes wonder whether the ideal of perfection (and the lie that its both attainable and permanent) is embedded in a whole mythos of romantic love we have in the West, too, at least in the context of relationships. The perfect man/woman. The perfect wedding. The perfect marriage. The perfect house. The perfect children. The perfect career. No zits or muffin tops. Honest politicians.

    It feels as though It’s an awful lot of marketing, and we are being sold a phony set of expectations by people who want us to buy all the stuff that supposedly goes with this perfect life. Maybe we’re asking the wrong questions?

    Underneath, though, are real people just struggling to find where the real meaning is, while our culture gives us few tools to do that.

    • revealedwoman says:

      I agree. We are brought up to expect certain things will happen to us, such as falling in love.
      My youngest daughter, at 16, now says she will never marry because she has seen what happened to her parents.
      Have I done her a favour in dispelling the Happy Ever After myth or ruined her attempts at future relationships?

  2. Ned's Blog says:

    II think you’re write in the context of the wear and tear of modern living taking its toll on any relationship, whether it be with the one we love or the children we cherish. We are constantly met with distractions that pull at the very seams that hold the fabric of our lives together. And I don’t mean just cotton. At the same time, just like the amazing structures built hundreds of years ago that still offer awe and inspiration — and no small amount of romantic whimsy — it’s our duty to protect them from the ravages of life that can erode them. I feel love deserves no less attention.

    • rougedmount says:

      it does at that…we live in a world of distracted living, don’t we…

      • Ned's Blog says:

        I think the key is to make the ones you love your biggest distraction; not always easy but definitely worth it. I’d like to say I’ve mastered this but no where near it. But I recognize when I’m failing, which may be the most you can hope for in this world. That, and a really good pineapple upside-down cake…

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